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Windows 7: Repair and install with O.E.M. disk

26 Oct 2010   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
Repair and install with O.E.M. disk

Can I do a repair and install with a O.E.M Windows 7 Home Premium 64 or do I need a retail version.

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26 Oct 2010   #2

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You can repair on the one computer that had the system installed. The OEM is tied to one computer for a lifetime.
If the OEM was supplied with the computer, it is tied into that computer only.
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26 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Yes you can. Oem just means for that pc only. I asume since it is a repair install that it will be the same pc? Good luck to you with your problem
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26 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

OEM is a license...not a disc-type. The discs are the is the license key you put in once you have the system up and running that determines the differences.
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26 Oct 2010   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Thanks folk for the information. I don't need to use it now. Just wanted the information if I need to later. If I understand I can do this with this OEM disk as long as the operating system are the same and I use that computers license key.
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